Avalanche: Powder Mountain

Observer Name
Brian Pollick
Observation Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Occurrence Date
Friday, January 20, 2012
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Powder Mountain
Elevation
7400
Aspect
East
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
100
Vertical
30
Comments

The first three show fractures and a slide caused by two gentlemen that decided to drop into unopened terrain along the road.  They did not actually trigger a slide until they were almost to the road.  The fracturing that occurred up slope, however, was incredible.  This is and easterly facing slope and the fractures are 2.5-3' deep, going down to the faceted layer. Hand pits failed on the back cut. It is amazing that the entire slope did not go!

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